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    New discs and pads front and back

    Need to get this done ASAP. Anyone got any ideas on what I can expect cost wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felon View Post
    Need to get this done ASAP. Anyone got any ideas on what I can expect cost wise?
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    just done this on mine(quattro)found a place on ebay,there a motor factors shop up north,front discs and pads 49.95 delivered,good quailty stuff too,not cheap crap,they also do the backs if i remember for around 30.

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    Perfect - thanks.
    2002 Absolute Red (Tomato Soup colour) S3 Custom Code Phase 1 done 10th October 2007

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    What I forked out recently...

    Mintex Front Discs and Pads: 75.99 delivered
    Big Can of Brake Cleaner: 4.99
    Brake Fluid: 4.99
    Ezzi Bleed Kit: 16.99
    Copper Grease: 0.99
    Breaker/Power Bar: 9.99
    Jack, Chocks & Bits: 49.99
    Spare Screw M6x15SP x 2: 0.69
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    Thanks. This isn't going to be a DIY job - I wouldn't have a clue, so it's going to have to be done by a pro.
    2002 Absolute Red (Tomato Soup colour) S3 Custom Code Phase 1 done 10th October 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felon View Post
    Thanks. This isn't going to be a DIY job - I wouldn't have a clue, so it's going to have to be done by a pro.
    with some reading, it is quite easy

    these might help:

    http://johnvey.com/features/a4brakes/

    http://bambergvr6.freeservers.com/go...m_big_brak.htm

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    just a quick thread hijack! sorry!
    but does changing the brake fluid make much of a difference as i have done 40k and have not changed mine yet. is it worth the hassle?

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    40k? I would change it, I think its recommended every other year. I get the dealers to do mine simply because I've been told I have to cycle the ABS Pumps with VAGCOM. You'll notice the difference, definatly worth it. As for the discs and pads, give it a go I did my fronts in a few hours and that was with me popping to the shops for a few tools in between, hadnt done it before but watched my dad a few times.

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    did ur brakes feel more responsive after changing the brake fluid? ive been told its a complete waste of time and money, but that was by an old fashioned, never pay a garage kind of fellow, (my old man!!) lol
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    Thanks for the info. Have now had the work done at my local dealer. OK - it wasn't the cheapest price... Difference in breaking performance is now much improved.
    2002 Absolute Red (Tomato Soup colour) S3 Custom Code Phase 1 done 10th October 2007

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    i just bought some mintex stuff off ebay,

    Infact i got the TT bits but i checked on the mintex product guide website first and all the part numbers are the same as the S3's so should be ok.

    I wanna have ago myself at fitting and am pretty confident i can do the front disks n pads but not done the rear disks, pads n shoes before are they reasonably simple to do (i have a caliper wind back tool)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d18ony View Post
    did ur brakes feel more responsive after changing the brake fluid? ive been told its a complete waste of time and money, but that was by an old fashioned, never pay a garage kind of fellow, (my old man!!) lol
    Much better underfoot! My dads exactly the same, earlier in the year the fuel pump went and done it all himself. I told him about the ABS Cycling and he wasnt impressed... "Computers do too much nowadays! What a pain in the arse!"

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    Fitted my front Mintex pads n disks yesterday n gotta say its alot better now probably due to the fact the inside pad on each of the old set had worn badly and made the disk uneven.
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
    Mods : Badger 5 Stg 2 Custom Map, FMIC, 3" DP & 200 Cell Cat, 007P, Jetex Filter & 80mm TIP & Heatshield, Complete LED Kit, Gen VW Aero Wipers, Full Powerflex Kit, R32 RARB, AP Shocks & Springs, 15mm Front & 20mm Rear Spacers, BB Uprated Actuator,
    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

 

 

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